Title

The Attachment Relationship in Recovery from Addiction. Part 2: Substantive Enactment Interventions

Keywords

pair-bond attachment, relationship, sexual addiction

Abstract

Previously (Butler & Seedall, 2006), we discussed the potential benefits of integrating the pair-bond attachment relationship (Hazan & Ziefman, 1999) into treatment for sexual addiction. We outlined a five-stage (Butler & Gardner, 2003), three-component (Davis & Butler, 2004) enactment model designed to circumvent attendant emotional reactivity and volatility while directly accessing the pair-bond attachment relationship in sponsoring both recovery and relational healing. This article complements the foregoing conceptual framework by delineating a variety of attachment-anchored, enactment-based interventions that may be adapted to the varying recovery and relationship needs of couples. Each intervention will be set forth conceptually and operationally, followed by an explanation of the value added when facilitated within an enactment context.

Original Publication Citation

Seedall, R. B., & Butler, M. H. (2008). The attachment relationship in recovery from addiction. Part 2: Substantive enactment interventions. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 15(1), 77-96.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-02-25

Publisher

Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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